Richard Lederer is the true king of language comedy. Anguished English is the funniest book I have ever read.”—Sidney Sheldon. Fourth in the Anguished English series (The Bride of Anguished English, Richard Lederer, Author, Jim McLean, Illustrator St. Martin’s Press. Anguished English is the impossibly funny anthology of accidental assaults upon our common language. From bloopers and Richard Lederer. Gibbs Smith.

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However, I was disappointed because 1 I was expecting a humorous take on grammar abuses a la Eats, Shoots, and Leaves emglish instead it turned out to be a collection of language “bloopers” of every ilk.

I read this when it was first released, in 19mumblemumble, and laughed until I cried.

Anguished English: An Anthology of Accidental Assaults Upon Our Language

You can remove the unavailable item s now or we’ll automatically remove it at Checkout. An okay depiction of various language mistakes. A man who marries twice commits bigotry. Listen to Lederer snicker because “an astonishing number of grownups blithely go about murdering the King’s English without any inkling they are committing a serious crime. My parents have Bloopers and More Bloopers published some time in the fifties or even fortiesfrom which books Lederer took many of the student goofs, so some of the book I was already familiar with.

My numerically- rather than verbally- oriented husband had difficulty listening to some of th.

View all 7 comments. My parents have Bloopers and More Bloopers published some time in the fifties or even fortie OK, confession time: The Anatomy of Nostalgia. How Not to Be American. Uncle John’s Unstoppable Bathroom Reader.

Jan 26, Manybooks rated it liked it Shelves: Jun 12, Zac Sigler rated it did not like it. More Mirth of a Nation. Hilarious, and what’s more, consistently hilarious. Mirth of a Nation. Now I find Lederer condescending and annoying. How to write a great review. It really isn’t this book’s fault that I didn’t like it. I’ve actually read parts of this–hilarious! The picture on the cover, of Shakespeare grimacing in horror, is apt – you can almost hear the great writers of Western history screaming “No, no, make it stop!


Published August 5th by Dell first published How many spoons of honey can you eat before becoming sick? I giggled a little from time to time, but never really found myself saying, “Oh, I have to get back to that hilarious book! Many of these have been on the email circuit, but having them all together makes for just plain fun! The book is also available in print format. Chi ama i libri sceglie Kobo e inMondadori. The Amorous Busboy of Decatur Avenue. Continue shopping Checkout Continue shopping.

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One of my favorite malapropisms is also in this book. Richard Lederer is the author of more than 35 books about language, history, and humor, including his best-selling Anguished English series and his current book, The Gift of Age.

I found myself chuckling for about one out of every five attempts at humor in the latter chapters, and the englksh chapter on “Slurvians” was the worst part of the book.

Some of the examples are, I suspect apocryphal, and some are less fresh than they were back when the antuished was published thanks to their wide distribution via email and the Internet but I decided that, given how much Effie enjoys word play and goofy language, engpish this would be a good addition to the Bump Memorial Library.

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The Hue and Cry at Our House. It’s a great party pumper that can soon have people warmed up and in a good mood! How to write a great review Do Say what you liked best and least Describe the author’s style Explain the rating you gave Don’t Use rude and profane language Include any personal information Mention spoilers or the book’s price Recap the plot.

In the foreword, Lederer warns to sip leserer book, rather than imbibe in gulps — but I had no time to sip, as I still have two more books to read before I reach myas per my challenge and only one rivhard day. Frank Sullivan at His Best. I laughed out loud on more pages than not. This is what I refer to as a “fettucine alfredo” book. Preview — Anguished English by Richard Lederer. A Anguishee to Teachers: Seeing Red or Enlish Pink.

Most importantly, I’ve learned that what I thought was a regional dialect of Northeastern Pennsylvania called Heynabonics is actually a nation-wide sub-language called “Slurvian. I didn’t see this as a benign humorous mocking. I’m rounding up to four stars, because the better sections of the book made me laugh harder than I have laughed in a while. The second chapter was brilliant, piecing together a warped world history using the mistakes of students in their essays.

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